Family New Zealand Parrots (Strigopidae)

Extinct

Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus)


Taxonomy

French: Nestor de Norfolk German: Norfolkkaka Spanish: Kaka de la Norfolk
Taxonomy:

Plyctolophus productus

Gould

, 1836,

no locality = Phillip Island, off Norfolk Island

.

Occasionally regarded as conspecific with globally threatened N. meridionalis of New Zealand. N. norfolcensis is a synonym. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Norfolk I and adjacent Phillip I, E of Australia. At least seven specimens exist#R.

Extirpated in mid-19th century on Norfolk I, and possibly a little later on Phillip I. Last known living individual was in captivity in London, England, in 1851#R. Species said to have been very tame and easily caught, and was therefore an easy target for human settlers, who killed it for food; habitat clearance, too, probably played a part in its extinction.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2020). Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1414098 on 23 February 2020).